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Rebuilding shattered lives of survivors and co-workers affected by line-of-duty deaths.


For more than three decades, C.O.P.S. has provided comprehensive Hands-On Programs that cater to more than 51,000 survivors and their families over 50 chapters nationwide.  Whether it is offering grief counseling to participants or providing peer support and additional resources, C.O.P.S.’ objective is to support each survivor in their journey to recovery.

C.O.P.S. knows that in the wake of a line-of-duty death, many lives are affected.  Whether you are the spouse or child of an officer, a parent or sibling, an aunt or uncle, cousin, in-law, grandchild, significant other, or even a co-worker, there is an inherent need for a safe space to grieve and to process the feelings and memories surrounding that loved one.  Our programs are designed to allow participants to do just that.  With twelve Hands-On Programs, C.O.P.S. provides retreats specifically formatted to support the survivors as they learn to cope.

Ohio C.O.P.S. Rebuilding shattered lives of survivors and coworkers affected by line of duty deaths.

Ohio C.O.P.S. was organized in 1984 with 110 individual members.  Today  Ohio C.O.P.S. membership is over 48,000 survivors. 

Survivors include spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and affected co-workers of officers killed in the line of duty according to Federal government criteria.

Ohio C.O.P.S. is governed by a national board of law enforcement survivors.  All programs and services are administered by the national office in Camdenton, Missouri. C.O.P.S. has over 50 chapters nationwide that work with survivors at the grass-roots level.